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EU, Bar Association Launch 1.4m Euro Grant Project.

RAMALLAH, January 16, 2012 (WAFA) - Acting European Union representative John Gatt-Rutter and Nabil Mushahwar, chairman of the Palestinian Bar Association, Monday launched a 1.4 million euro, two-year grant project to support the Bar Association, according to a press release by Seyada, Empowering the Palestinian Judicial System.

"The grant will go toward enhancing the competency, capability, proficiency effectiveness and professionalism of Palestinian lawyers through institutional strengthening of the Bar Association in order to deliver systematic, cost-effective, efficient and planned services to its members and community," said the press release. Mushahwar expressed appreciation for the EU support to the Bar Association. "The EU grant will help the Bar Association promote lawyers' capacities and establish the principle of the rule of law within the Palestinian society," he said. Gatt-Rutter emphasized the importance the EU relation with Palestinian Bar Association. "In various forms, the EU has been one of the key actors supporting the institutional development of the Bar Association and the running of trainings," he said. "We are confident that this new support to the activities of the Bar Association will provide an added value to all the work being done to date." The project is part of the EU-funded Seyada II project, which also supports the Palestinian Judicial Training Institute, the High Judicial Council, the development of legal aid, and advice on constitutional review. M.S.

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